September 30, 2009 12:36 ET

Children with Diabetes Fulfill Dream of Meeting Saskatchewan Roughrider John Chick

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire – Sept. 30, 2009) - On Friday, October 2nd, game day at BC Place Stadium will be filled with excitement, as children with juvenile diabetes meet other kids who are living with diabetes, learn more about insulin pump technology and continuous glucose monitoring, and watch all of the action between the Roughriders and the Lions live from the sidelines! The event, sponsored by Medtronic of Canada, will also include a meet and greet with John Chick, who was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 14 and has not let it stop him from living his dream of playing professional football. He joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders two years ago, capturing the 2007 Grey Cup Championship title and is looking forward to the upcoming 2009 season. While John remains focused on training and playing football, he also works to keep his blood sugar levels in check, as he knows how important it is to stay in control of his diabetes. John is also an ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and uses his celebrity status to increase awareness about diabetes.

About Medtronic

Medtronic, Inc. (, headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world.

About Medtronic of Canada Ltd.

Medtronic of Canada sells, services and distributes Medtronic products in Canada: medical devices used in cardiovascular medicine, diabetes, spinal and neurosurgery, and ear, nose and throat surgery. Medtronic of Canada employs over 420 Canadians, it is headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, has regional offices in Vancouver and Montreal and an atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation catheter manufacturing facility – Medtronic CryoCath – in the Montreal metropolitan area.

For more information and photos, please contact Melicent Lavers Sailly at 905-460-3653.

Contact Information

  • Medtronic, Inc.
    Melicent Lavers Sailly
    PR & Communications